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Week 11 Outlook
Kelvin Sheppard had six tackles to tie for the team lead with Landon Collins in the Giants 22-16 win
While Sheppard had a nice game, there are better IDP options likely on your waiver wire.
Kelvin Sheppard has led the Dolphins in tackles the last two weeks, but came back to Earth on Sunday against the Colts. Four solo tackles, two assists were his marks for the day.
When a converted cornerback (Tony Lippett) has more tackles than the team's starting middle linebacker, that team has issues. Ladies and gentlemen, the Miami Dolphins.
Kelvin Sheppard led the Dolphins in tackles for the fourth consecutive week with 12 tackles, 11 solo posting a positive solo effort in an otherwise lousy team effort. The Dolphins gave up 140 rushing yards and 311 passing yards in a 30-14 loss to the Chargers.
We suggested that Sheppard might be a good choice this week especially since the team lost Jelani Jenkins to an ankle injury. When Jelani is absent, Sheppard's stat line usually benefit more than any other player on the unit.
Kelvin Sheppard led the Dolphins in tackles once more in a losing effort to the Jets 38-20. He had nine combined tackles (4 solo), two for a loss, and one defended pass.
In the last two weeks Kelvin Sheppard got more playing time due to injuries to Koa Misi and Jelani Jenkins. Jenkins slowed up and left the field the very first series. If you're in need of an IDP sub, consider Sheppard who has been a great fantasy fill-in.
Last week Kelvin Sheppard led the Dolphins with 11 tackles in a winning effort against the Eagles. On Sunday, he had 14 tackles (one for a loss) this time in a losing effort vs the Cowboys. He has 46 tackles on the season.
Kelvin, who plays inside linebacker, who rotates out for nickel and dime packages, had to play more reps due to injuries to Koa Misi and Jelani Jenkins. For those in need, if the situation remains the same next week, Sheppard might make a good spot IDP play.